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new.sfxz text-based archive creation utility, C version
Today's fantastic adventure in Computer Mad Science is the creation of a utility to create the 'sfxz' text-based archives, such as this one (see below). But for anyone not familiar with amazing, magical, and mystifying power of Computer Mad Science, there are some other interesting things going on here.
A simpler, faster, more reliable sfzx sytem using the C slist variation.
We'd better tool up. The old mc2 was for 32-bits. There are a few bugs in it but it should work for those needing 32 bit compilation on a 64 bit machine.
[Note: May 4, Found installer bugs in the mc2 src d/load. Path to panic version of mc2 was added so the stuff could update before being installed and pkg-config string replaces individual includes and libs now. Sorry about that. Should work now.]
But today's amazing journey into Mad Computer Science is...
There's a utility called 'glib-compile-resources' that takes an xml file that is basically a list of resources such as glade ui files, and it outputs c code to embed the data in the application. It's messy to use, but it works.
There may be another messy gtk/glib utility to create these xml files that 'glib-compile-resources' can use, but if there is here's another one that may or may not be easier to use.
When you want to pack up a bunch of folders by name that live in a windows partition, there's a great likelihoold that spaces in the paths could cause a normal shell program to mis-parse the file names.
Runc uses C/C++ and the built-in slist functions...